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                Journal
                Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues, News, and Reviews
                Evol. Anthropol
                Wiley
                10601538
                July 2018
                July 2018
                August 11 2018
                : 27
                : 4
                : 162-173
                Affiliations
                [1 ]Department of Cognitive Science; Central European University; Budapest Hungary
                [2 ]Department of Anthropology; Durham University; Durham United Kingdom
                [3 ]Department of Philosophy and Moral Science; Ghent University; Ghent Belgium
                Article
                10.1002/evan.21716
                a0c80cdb-aab5-4242-83ed-68e919b3935a
                © 2018

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